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AmstradCPC

Beach Volley

Beach Volley
GenreVolleyball
Developer / PublisherChoice / Ocean
Released1989
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:7.0
Sound:7.0
Gameplay:7.0
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byndial
Beach Volley is a famous beach volley game that offered excellent visuals and sound but failed to catch much of interest due to its extreme difficulty. The game was released initially for the Amiga computers and later ported to the Atari ST and the 8bit Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.
 
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Beach VolleyYou and your teammate have to travel around some of the greatest cities in the world in an exciting elimination contest, where only one team can be the winner of beach volley cup. The first match for your team will be in the historic city of London. All basic movements are here. The rules are easy; one of the teams has to reach seven points first. Each team is allowed three touches of the ball before it has to be smacked over the net, the basic rule for a volley game of course. The ball is passed around the court until someone attempts a slam shot, where the players wait by the net for a pass and leap up into the opponent's half. When leaping for a slam, the jump must be timed perfectly. Otherwise your player will swing to shoot, miss, and fall back to the dust. Well, win as many games in order to visit some beautiful places such as Africa, Sydney, Miami etc
The game itself is so hard that, after a while, it almost seemed pointless playing it. The computer opponents are not intelligent, but have been programmed to be in the right spot, at the right time, most of the time! Well, slamming the ball, the opponent is almost always there to block it. Its a famous title though, due to its nice graphics and sound presentation.

The Amstrad CPC version offers some good graphics here, colorful with detailed design of the courts, and the featured backgrounds of each city being visited. Of course there are a few details missing from the original, but still looks good. Sprites move fine but a bit sluggish when compared to the Commodore 64 version, which runs smoother. The sound features a few typical effects of the ball hitting and sort tunes when earning a point.
 
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Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC
Commodore C64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
 
 
Hardware information

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128CPU: ZiLOG Z80 4MHZ
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB of RAM depending on the model (capable of being expanded to 512k using memory extension boards)
GRAPHICS: Motorola 6845 address generator, Mode 0: 160x200 / 16 colors, Mode 1: 320x200 / 4 colors, Mode 2: 640x200 / 2 colors, A colour palette of 27 colors was supported
SOUND: The CPC used the General Instrument AY-3-8912 sound chip, providing 3 channels Mono Sound (via internal speaker) but capable to offer Stereo Sound provided through a 3.5 mm headphones jack (with pretty impressive outcome!). Also, it is possible to play back digital sound samples at a resolution of approximately 5bit. This technique is very processor-intensive though.
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The Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128 (default) color palette
RGB 27-colors palette (16 on screen)
 
Comments
comment on 2010-03-17 20:05:59
FreddyJoin Date: 2009-09-07
Only the Amiga version was playable. The 8bit conversions are bad! Slow and difficult to play although the graphics are nice!
 
comment on 2010-03-17 20:06:23
FreddyJoin Date: 2009-09-07
Only the Amiga version was playable. The 8bit conversions are bad! Slow and difficult to play although the graphics are nice!
 
 
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